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  • Meltdown! New Periscope iPhone app live streams ice cream factory's end

    The <a href="http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20150116/News/150117014">teardown of a 50-plus-year-old ice cream plant</a> across from Network World's Framingham, Mass., headquarters today practically screamed to be live streamed via Twitter's new <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id972909677">Periscope app for the iPhone</a>. So I took my iPhone 5 into the parking lot during lunch and brought the action live to a whoever happened to stumble across it.

  • Facebook speeds iPhone app dev wih React Native

    For Web developers, making the jump to building full-fledged smartphone apps can be daunting. Facebook could ease the transition with a newly open-sourced framework its engineers developed to build apps for Apple devices.

  • Microsoft to simplify Azure migration with bigger VM drives

    Microsoft has increased by a factor of eight the maximum size of OS drives that can run on its Azure cloud, hoping to get enterprises to migrate more workloads.

  • Facebook's iOS UI development framework goes open source

    Facebook has open-sourced ComponentKit, its React-inspired framework for iOS,

  • Microsoft brings Node.js debugging to Visual Studio

    With NTVS (Node.js Tools 1.0 for Visual Studio) released Wednesday, Microsoft is enabling its Windows software development platform for use as a Node.js IDE.

  • Atlassian's JIRA Service Desk now helps employees help themselves

    Imagine a service desk, and chances are you envision a team focused on helping and supporting external customers. But often overlooked are equivalent services that are focused instead on serving an organization's internal customers -- helping employees find the answers to their questions and the people they need, for example.

  • Google refocuses Dart as a JavaScript helper

    Backing down on ambitions to create a commercial grade Web programming language, Google is shifting work on its Dart programming language to make it an optimization aid for the pervasively popular JavaScript, which Dart was originally designed to supplant.

  • Microsoft draws line between Spartan and IE11 browsers

    Microsoft has said that, contrary to earlier statements, it would not make Project Spartan, the new browser for Windows 10, backward compatible with websites and Web apps designed expressly for Internet Explorer (IE).

  • Microsoft blacklists latest rogue SSL certificates, Mozilla mulls sanctions for issuer

    Microsoft has blacklisted a subordinate CA certificate that was wrongfully used to issue SSL certificates for several Google websites. The action will prevent those certificates from being used in Google website spoofing attacks against Internet Explorer users.

  • Marketers can't keep up on updating their mobile apps

    Companies' user-facing mobile apps are not being updated enough, according to a report released by Forrester Research on the state of mobile app development by "e-business professionals," meaning those who develop applications for marketing and customer-facing reasons.